The Great Blizzard of 2021

Stella and I raced up to the mountains the weekend of the Great Blizzard of 2021 to get in some snowshoeing and/or nordic skiing. On our way to Grand Lake, we had made a pitstop in Winter Park to see Stella's cousin who has been working at the Winter Park Resort for the season. We … Continue reading The Great Blizzard of 2021

JACKSON HOLE: WINTER PARADISE

Before I dive into the details of our Jackson Hole: Winter Paradise trip, I must first preface with this: I (Stella) love Jackson Hole! For the past five years, Larry and I have been dreaming about, and planning to move to Grand Lake to live year round. However, at least a dozen times over the … Continue reading JACKSON HOLE: WINTER PARADISE

Trail Ridge Road 10’ Miler

Back in January, at the start of the 2020 winter season, we completed a short two-and-a-half mile snowshoe trek up Trail Ridge Road (for a round-trip of five miles) in Rocky Mountain National Park (on the Grand Lake side). The snowplow stops plowing the road in the park at the Timber Lake/Colorado River Trailhead, so … Continue reading Trail Ridge Road 10’ Miler

Gold Run Adventure II

This last weekend did not turn out as we had planned, but that is okay; we had a great weekend anyway. We are referring to it as the Gold Run Adventure II. On Saturday, the plan had been to ski at Frisco Nordic Center; we have never been there, and were eager to explore the … Continue reading Gold Run Adventure II

Grand Lake Adventure

Grand Lake Nordic Center This past weekend, Stella and I headed back to Base Camp for our first trip of the winter. An abundance of snow blankets our home away from home. We had planned just to stay Saturday night but a spontaneous decision by Stella had us racing up to the high country Friday … Continue reading Grand Lake Adventure

Return to Granite Falls…

Granite Falls, located on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park, from the Green Mountain Trailhead, is about an eleven-mile out and back hike. So, what does one do on the second day of summer with the threat of rain, snow and/or thunder on the return portion of the hike? Well, Stella, who does … Continue reading Return to Granite Falls…

Lulu City Hike Solo Hike

A fews ago on a Sunday afternoon, I headed into Rocky Mountain National Park and beelined it to the Colorado River Trailhead. Destination: Lulu City. Stella and I had attempted to snowshoe back to Lulu City in late winter of this recent season, but our effort was thwarted as the afternoon sun had begun to … Continue reading Lulu City Hike Solo Hike